Cheers! Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

I’m starting to get really excited for summer, mainly for all the cold drinks I love. One of my favorite things to drink is the frozen lemonade from Silver Dollar City. Really, there is nothing better.

In search of a lemonade that I can make at home, I came across this lemonade that caught my eye. I will be trying this delicious drink very soon.
Happy Friday Everyone!

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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Yield: 6-7 cups
Ingredients:

For the strawberry syrup:
1 heaping cup chopped strawberries
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. cold water
Pinch of salt

For the lemonade:
1 cup very hot water
2/3 cup sugar
1¼ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
4½ cups cold sparkling water or seltzer

Directions: 
To make the strawberry syrup, combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, water and salt in the bowl of a food processor or blender.  Puree until smooth.  Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds, pressing down to extract as much liquid as possible.

To make the lemonade, combine the hot water and sugar in a pitcher.  Stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Mix in the lemon juice and water.  Stir in the strawberry puree.

To serve, rub a wedge of lemon or one of the spent lemon halves around the rim of a glass and then dip in sugar.  Fill with ice if desired and then lemonade.  Garnish with sliced lemon or strawberries.  Serve immediately.

Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book via Pink Parsley Catering

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